More and more of us are awakening to our true spiritual nature every day. In addition to some of the common and uncommon “awakening symptoms,” teary struggles and glorious “aha” moments we experience, our interactions with the world can get even trickier when we are surrounded by those who are still deep asleep.
So many of us treat life like a grocery list and as we finish doing and accomplishing one task, we put a check mark next to it and move onto the next one. What if our mission has nothing to do with what we do? What if it is as effortless as living as our authentic selves and following whatever inspires us?
Both heaven and hell are not actual places, but states of mind based on our thoughts and vibration, and so is every other experience in this physical life. Nothing in life has any intrinsic meaning because our external reality is merely a projection of our current perception, and our current perception is made of our past experiences and conditioned beliefs.
Have you ever felt there is a ball of words stuck in your throat that you have to swallow hard to keep it down? What about those times when you are dying to say "no" but "yes" comes out, and you beat yourself up afterwards? Do you often feel like a doormat, a victim, or someone who has been taken advantage of? If this sounds like you (even occasionally), you are not alone. Read on to find out why not speaking up is detrimental to your life and health, and how to do it.
Most of us desire abundance in life (please note, abundance applies to everything and not just money), however, our programmed beliefs are often standing between us and what we desire. If you are not fully living the life of your dreams and receiving what you desire from the Universe, find out if you are currently holding onto these abundance blocks and how to transform them.
“You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don’t have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success – none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you, and it will always be there.” - Ram Dass
Awakening involves the realization that we have been living within perceived and programmed limitations as well as the decision to embody the higher, or the true self – the part of us that is infinite universal consciousness that has the ability to Be, Do and Have anything we can dream of. It is a process of re-identifying who we are as we are slowly tapping into our true essence, the part of us that is beyond the body and mind.
The mind loves to categorize, judge, speculate, worry, project, complain, compare and compete. The mind convinces us its voice is the absolute authority because it has the label “commander-in-chief” written across its forehead. The mind wants us to believe we are that voice and there is no separation between our thoughts and our essence.
Our beliefs, thoughts, emotions, words and actions all carry powerful vibrations that can either boost our health or weaken it. As harmless as disempowering beliefs such as “I am doomed to fail in life” or “I’ll never be healthy” may seem, their energy patterns participate in the expression in life and creation of distortion in our energy fields which eventually lead to dis-ease that can range from anxiety and depression to chronic ailments.
Every moment is a moment of choice and creation, every moment is an opportunity for us to decide and declare to the world who we desire to be. If we happen to slip, it is perfectly ok. The next moment is always available upon us just like the next breath for us to choose again. If it takes choosing differently every minute of every hour for us to live a conscious life, so be it.
Many would describe one of the triggers of the awakening process is hitting rock bottom. The common feelings accompanying this step are often depression, anger, despair and loneliness. It can be a dark period of time when we feel no matter how much we try, we continue to slam our faces against the cold brick floor of the pit we have fallen into. We condemn life and everything in it believing it has all been a mistake and we have reached an end.
Lapis Lazuli works well with the third eye and throat chakras, and is a stone for enlightenment and truth. It is also a protective stone that shields us from psychic attacks and connects us with our spirit guardians. Lapis is known to be an amplifier, meaning it amplifies whatever thoughts and emotions we currently hold at the moment.
Sodalite is an excellent stone for both the third eye and throat chakras. It helps with tapping into our intuition and enhancing our communication. By placing it near computers and electronics, sodalite helps to clear electromagnetic pollution, making it a great stone for those who are affected by electromagnetic smog.